Sunday, April 30, 2017


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. April 4 at Faith Presbyterian Church in Emmaus.

The program will feature Philadelphia-area quilter and teacher Sarah Bond, with Family Quilt History and a trunk show.

Visitors are welcome to arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. There will be a $5 charge for visitors.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Contemplative Living & Learning Community features a well-balanced offering of experiences through silence, prayer, sharing, exercises, movement, music and more. It’s a something-for-everyone experience. All are welcome.

The group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 the first Monday of each month at St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem.

The next meeting is April 3. The community is sponsored by the Spiritual Directors of Greater Lehigh Valley.

Monday, March 27, 2017

You’re about to have a baby. Or your pediatrician is retiring and you’re not crazy about the practice taking over. Or you’re moving to a new town.

How do you find the best pediatrician for you and your children?

First, know the right questions to ask and find trusted sources. Your OB/GYN or primary care physician may have practices they refer to. Your local friends or co-workers who have kids of similar ages can offer suggestions. Your Realtor can connect you with folks who will help. Your hospital may provide references, and even the school nurse may have some ideas.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Jon Donvan

The Autism Center at Misericordia University, Dallas, in collaboration with Geisinger Health System, is sponsoring a presentation by Jon Donvan and Carin Zucker, two of the most recognized experts on autism in the country, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

Together they co-wrote The New York Times best-selling book, “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism.’’ The presentation is free, but due to limited seating tickets are required. To reserve tickets, call 570-674-6719.

Monday, March 27, 2017

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union is reaching out to the community by holding an interactive workshop called Mad City Money. There will be three sessions at various branch locations: April 11 at 6 p.m. at its Allentown Branch, 450 Union Boulevard; April 18 at 6 p.m. at its Bethlehem Branch, 257 Brodhead Road; and April 25 at 6 p.m. at its Easton Branch, 4300 William Penn Highway.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua, will host a meet and greet session for artist Melissa Rodriquez, a native of the Lehigh Valley, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 6.

Drawn to photography at an early age, Rodriquez has traveled the eastern United States, recording the spirit of nature, using the camera to capture what she sees with her eyes and heart. She doesn’t use Photoshop or any other application to alter her original photos.

The exhibit is titled “Spirits of Nature” and includes scenes of animals, wildlife and remnants of beauty.

Monday, March 27, 2017

AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Senior Center, 501 Delaware Ave., Palmerton; Tuesdays at the Recreation Center, 243 S. Eighth St., Lehighton; Wednesdays at borough hall, 100 E. Broad St., Beaver Meadows; Wednesdays at the municipal building, 2010 Route 903, Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township; and Thursdays at Salem UCC, 117 Corner Road, Gilbert.

The free tax service is available up to April 13.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saint Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua, has announced the second trimester honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year.

Distinguished honors

Fifth grade: Brady Bobrowski, Abigail Kluck.

Eighth grade: Samuel Sterns and Christina Walko

First honors

Fifth grade: Gabrielle Blasko, Isabella Boyer, Julia Meiss, Jakob Mummey, Anthony Odorizzi, Alex Porambo and Luke Sterns.

Sixth grade: Hunter Gallagher, Alexander Homyack and Blaise Mullen

Seventh grade: Matthew Holloman

Eighth grade: Dante Agosti, Sara Collevechio, Rebecca Dzuranin and Charizma Hiles

Saturday, March 25, 2017

“I’m really happy for you.”

A lot of people have difficulty saying these words. In fact I know some who would find it easier to stick a needle in their eyeballs than pass along this compliment to a family member or friend.

Say you get a new job. It’s just what you have wanted. Good pay. Great business. You tell everyone you know. Many of these people hate their jobs and will think how did you get so lucky? Don’t hold your breath waiting for them to tell you they’re happy for you.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Army Spc. Justin B. Serfass has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve.

A 2014 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, he is the son of Melisa and Jamie Serfass of Hometown.

Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.